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I"m overclocking my pc again but when it wasn't overclocked my pc would lock up to the point of having to power off and on, what's some software that I canuse to test stability with?
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post #2 of 9
It's not really all that common to test motherboard stability solely but I would test all of the other components first. If it happened before the overclock, it's probably not the CPU but could be the RAM. I would look into testing this with Memtest.

Freezes could also be OS or software related, is it a fresh install of windows, if not, how old is the install?

Also, define lock up. What is it doing exactly?
Edited by Crooksy - 10/5/12 at 5:07pm
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post #3 of 9
Prime95 and as the other OP said it might be something else memory, bad install. But start here are a few links to help out.

http://www.overclock.net/t/298536/overclock-nets-download-thread-view-count

http://www.overclock.net/t/360435/downloads-essential-thread
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locks up, makes loud noises and forces me to power off and back on, system just stops responding completely.
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post #5 of 9
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Prime95 and as the other OP said it might be something else memory, bad install. But start here are a few links to help out.
http://www.overclock.net/t/298536/overclock-nets-download-thread-view-count
http://www.overclock.net/t/360435/downloads-essential-thread

thanks, testing now
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Originally Posted by ashblk View Post

locks up, makes loud noises and forces me to power off and back on, system just stops responding completely.

Does it just freeze with exactly what is on the screen at the time? Does it blue screen at all? Loud noises, as in coming from the system itself or is the sound looping?
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post #7 of 9
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no blue screen, some looping over and over.... just freezes up completely, orthos seems fine, ran for 5 minutes.
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post #8 of 9
5 minutes is not a stress test. You should do at least 8 hours on this with most people preferring 24 hours.

Have you installed any new hardware recently, if so, have you installed/updated all the drivers?

You also mention in your first post that it does this when it's not overclocked? Is it fine when it is overclocked?
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post #9 of 9
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It seems that way, I played spec ops yesterday for about 4 hours and it went well, I just overclocked it as well this weekend so it seems more stable when overclocked than when not overclocked.

I'll run the stress test tomorrow but I want to up my cooling fan speed on my gtx260 first to be safe.
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